Don't worry, Dodger fans. The absurd rumor that ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted out recently about the Dodgers "being willing" to move Andre Ethier was immediately shot down. Ethier and his insane clutch gene is sticking around for a while.
But could a couple starting pitchers be on the block? If the Dodgers are serious about bringing in a James Shields or Dan Haren, someone has to go. Right now, the rotation is set with Kershaw, Josh Beckett, Chris Capuano, Aaron Harang and probably Stephen Fife.
The depth chart will look a different in spring training, but who gets the boot if the Dodgers bring in a starting arm or two? And what if Chad Billingsley is good to go by Opening Day? Chances are Harang, Capuano, Ted Lilly and Beckett would be on the block.
I like Beckett and what he brings to this rotation. I think he needs to stick around, regardless. And as much as I enjoyed Capuano's success in his first season as a Dodger, I'd be fine with shipping the southpaw away for the right price.
Harang is a great fifth starter, but he's a fifth starter. I'd prefer to move Capuano or Lilly first, then Harang, and Beckett if we absolutely had to. Time will tell, but I'm sure Colletti has some kind of deal up his sleeve that will have the pitching staff looking a little different and a lot better come 2013.